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Setting up the Linksys WUSB6300 Wireless-AC USB Adapter using the Setup Wizard

The Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter is a dual-band adapter that upgrades your Windows® or Mac® computer’s wireless adapter to the latest Wi-Fi standard.  Setting up the Linksys WUSB6300 is very easy using the Setup Wizard that comes with the CD included in the package.  You just need to run the Setup Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions.

Before the installation, check the requirements below:

  • A computer with a CD or DVD drive
  • An available USB 2.0 port
  • A computer with Windows® XP, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit) operating system
Warning!  Windows XP and Windows Vista® are no longer supported by Microsoft.  As mentioned in Microsoft support page online, End of Support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance.  This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed in your computer.  Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your computer from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.  For more information click on the following links:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/end-of-xp-support

The supported Windows Operating Systems of the Setup Wizard are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.  If you would like to use the WUSB6300 adapter on your Windows Vista or XP computer, you can download the appropriate driver from this page.

Step 1:
Insert the setup CD on your computer’s CD or DVD drive.


NOTE In case you have lost or misplaced the setup CD that came with your Linksys adapter, click here to download the WUSB6300 Setup Wizard and the driver.  For instructions on manually installing you Linksys adapter, click here.
 

Step 2:
When the AutoPlay window appears, select the Set up your Linksys Adapter option.  If the AutoPlay window does not appear, double-click Computer then double-click the Linksys Adapter setup  icon.

 

Step 3:
Read the End User License Agreement then tick the box beside the text I have read and accept the terms of the End User License Agreement.  Click Next > to proceed.

 

 
 

Step 4:
Plug in your wireless adapter into a USB port on your computer.  The computer should detect the adapter automatically.

 

 
 

NOTE:  If the adapter is not detected, unplug and re-plug the adapter into the computer's USB port.  You may also use another USB port to confirm if the adapter is being detected by your computer.  After plugging the adapter, check the Device Manager to see if the drivers are properly installed.  If you need information on how to do this, click here.
 

Step 5:
Once the computer has detected the adapter, it will automatically search for wireless networks.  Select the Wireless Network Name of your router then click Next >.

 

 
 

Step 6:
Enter the wireless password for your Wi-Fi then click Next >.

 

 
 

Wait while the adapter is connecting to your network.
 

 
 

Step 7:
A message confirming that the adapter has been successfully set up will appear.  Click Close to exit the setup.

 


 

NOTE:  If you encounter difficulties using the Setup Wizard, you may install the adapter manually.  Click here for instructions.

Important things to consider:

  • When you want to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi  — manually install the driver then use the Window Wireless Utility to connect to a hidden network.  If you want to learn how to manually install the driver for your adapter, click here.
  • When you want to connect using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button — manually install the drivers first before using the WPS button.
  • The adapter’s status light will not be lit until the drivers are installed.

Extending the range of your Wi-Fi

There are instances when you experience Wi-Fi dead spots or locations in your house where there is poor or no signal from the wireless router.  This can be caused by obstructions like walls, furniture, and fixtures or just areas that are out of range of the router's signal.  The Linksys RE1000 Wi-Fi Range Extender N300 is a device that will provide the solution to getting poor or no signal because it extends the wireless range of your main router.  For information about how to extend the range of your Wi-Fi using the Linksys Wireless-N Extender, click here.

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